Do you ever have those times when you discover something so fun and enjoyable, you just have to let the world know about it? If you are lucky enough to be in the Florida Panhandle someday, and are enjoying a drive along the Emerald Coast, or even the Forgotten Coast, lock your FM radio dial to 95.1, and you will hear exactly what I mean. This is not a light hits station, and it is not a classic rock station, or a nostalgic R & B station, but a combination of all three, featuring music from the time when it was still all experimental, and we were too naive to know about the artists, but we did not care. We loved them all. I do like the fact that some of the sappier songs of bygone eras have not made airplay on Beach 95.1. DJ’s Charlie Tuna, Jim Dooley, Lisa Lynnette, David Nolin, and Tom Kent all bring a different perspective to the Panhandle with their shows. Tom Kent is full on energy, and makes you want to just keep on rockin’. David Nolan and Jim Dooley get you to and from work and school, and Lisa keeps the workplace light and fun with her show. For the more obscure titles, Charlie Tuna gets into the late night vaults, and brings you songs you know you heard once, but most likely never heard again, like Pablo Cruise’s “Wha’cha Gonna Do?, or “Chicka Boom” by the Groovie Ghoulies.
These are the fun songs, the ones everyone knows, or if they don’t, there is no better way for them to learn about them then by checking them out in town, or just by listening online. You might not get the summery weather, but you can still get the warm Florida vibes and energy that brought us people in the Panhandle such a great station that supports local businesses from Marianna to Destin. Some of the ads are a bit repetitive, and you might find yourself grumbling when you hear them, but hey, they pay the bills, and they could be for places you might want to come to sometime. Well, now stop reading this blog, and go listen to Beach 95.1 already! Link will open in new window.